You have just purchased a Foscam product and were referred to our company, What’s next?
Chances are you were referred to our company because you need to be able to access your camera at any point in time, even though your network has a dynamic IP address. Simple.
Luckily, your Foscam device comes preconfigured to support our company and will enable you to post dynamic updates to your No-IP.com hostname when your Internet service provider decides to issue you a new IP address.
To enable DDNS functions in your Foscam device you will first need to have a No-IP.com account and hostname created. If you have not created a No-IP.com account and hostname please refer to this tutorial.
Enabling DDNS functions in your Foscam camera:
DDNS service: You will select your DNS service provider No-IP.
DDNS User: Either your No-IP.com account username or email address.
DDNS Password: No-IP.com account password.
DDNS Host: Your No-IP.com account host name.
That’s it! As long as your camera is actively running, the device will check your IP address every few minutes and if it has changed we will send a notification to your account and update the desired host with the new IP address. This, will essentially prevent you from losing a connection simply because your IP address changed.
Note: No-IP free users need to manually post an update once a month in order to avoid the pending deletion state. Free hostnames are deleted after 30 days of inactivity. Inactivity is defined as when a host has not been updated or ‘touched’ via the web interface or a dynamic update client with a new IP address. If your internet service provider has not issued you a new address in the past 30 days your host will most likely be set to inactive.
Logging into the website and modifying the hostname manually also counts as an update and will reset the 30 day counter on the host.
To eliminate the 30 day expiration notice you may wish to upgrade to the No-IP Enhanced service.